I really wish that they would limit the amount of Bielmann's that are allowed, but I do agree with you. If you are allowed to go for it why not? Although Leung hasn't developed enough flexibility in her spinning leg during the Bielmann position as of yet to really maximize the point totals she could acheive.
Originally Posted by IndieBoi
I didn't flat out say she is 'consistent' I said she is 'fairly' consistent, and I would consider her to be a bit more consistent than Jeff. She doesn't have the consistency of Mao or Irina, but she doesn't normally fall down go boom over and over and over again.
Originally Posted by Ladskater
As for Mira outskating Joannie... Mira OUTJUMPED Joannie. Yes, this new LP was definitely amazing for Mira what with the actual choreo and everything, but Jo has something Mira doesn't - amazing basic skating skills. If they were required to just skate around in circles for hours, and do edges and things like that, Joannie would be miles and miles ahead. It's called figure SKATING not figure JUMPING. But Mira has definitely taken a step in the right direction.
I think that Jo has a nice spiral - great control, a free leg far above her hip, nice edging, and its especially nice when she does the layover position. As for mira, yes, her legs are in the split, but her free leg is bent, and she has to have her upper body extremely low to achieve that position. If she were to keep her upper body parallel to the ice as someone like Joannie does, or Sasha, Mira's leg would definitely be lower.
Originally Posted by IndieBoi
I totally agree with you on the Zayak rule for Beillmans. But if I were a competitor and I can only resort to so many tricks, I'll probably milk it too, and have a more 'balanced' program for the winners exhibition, lol.
While I'm tired of Beillmans, I dont think its right to ban one particular position. I mean, that position isn't used any more than the camel/spiral position. Or the sit position... so then it would go to say that a basic spiral would have to be limited too, but that position is also in camels, so that would have to be limited...
I just say darn that Irina for pimping the Beillman so much that everyone wants to have a go with it!
Yes, this is true, BUT Mira has alot of jump troubles. Her jumps are not nice to look at, they do not flow out of the landings and some of her jump techniques on certain jumps are wrong. Therefore, she is always given negative marks on her jumps and not awarded full points for the jump.
Originally Posted by geisha
Joannie's flow more coming out of the landing, and she does not have many, if ANY, jump problems except for falling here and there.
As I've said before, gove Mira a year or 2 to work these problems out and she'll be right up there with Joannie. I've always wanted to see a rivalry in the women's field in Canada and I think Mira is the only one now who can offer this. Just give her time. She's not ready to compete with the big guns as much as Joannie is.
Okay, I was exaggerating a bit when I said it should be banned, LOL, but not on the Zayak rule for Beillmans idea. Yes, the sit spin position and basic spiral are also well-used, but there are what? maybe one or two per program? The problem with the Beillman position is that it has infected people's programs until they're practically contorting themselves into it during jumps....(that's an exaggeration too, just to be clear, lol). Slutskaya spends half her program with her foot stuck up behind her head. It's boring choreographically. It's used in spins and spirals, over and over and over again. I really don't want to see it more than once or twice in a program, just like I don't really want to see eight triple loops. We get it, you can do it. It's hard. But what it's doing now is taking away from creativity and variation in movement.
Originally Posted by screech
This is the first time I've seen Lesley and I was pleasantly surprised about her overall skating quality. I look forward to seeing her more.
Originally Posted by CDMM1991
I like this quotation because it think sportsmanship is extremely important. I think character is more important than how well you do. So what if say you come first, but your attitude stinks. People will only be talking about what a rude, snotty person you are. I also like this quotation because I do find the fact that Lesley landing her first triple at sixteen very inspiring and admirable. There is so much hype about how young a skater is when they start landing triples. I think it is even more admirable when an older person is landing them. It goes against what other people say about you're too old for this and that.